It seems like some people are born with shapely calves and some of us are left with calves that blend in with the rest of our legs. No amount of foot raises, jumping or leg lifts seem to help when this problem is genetically-induced, and it can be frustrating to find results unachievable. Now, calves contouring is making shapely lower legs a possibility for everyone. Our office, New Jersey Plastic Surgery®, is located in Montclair, NJ and offers calves contouring to the residents in and around Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.
What is Calves Contouring?
Calves contouring is a body contouring procedure to shape the lower legs and ankles. The body contouring technique utilized for calf contouring is typically liposuction. Dr. DiBernardo uses liposuction to remove excess fat from unwanted areas, like the lower leg or ankle, to make legs look longer and leaner.
What is the Calf Contouring Procedure?
Dr. DiBernardo can use traditional liposuction or VASER® 4D liposuction to sculpt the legs. With both techniques, most candidates only receive mild sedation, and it is an outpatient procedure. During the procedure, our doctor will make small incisions in discreet areas of the calf and ankle to suction the fat from appropriately. At your initial consultation, Dr. DiBernardo and yourself will establish your desired outcome for the procedure, and he will place the incision accordingly. With traditional liposuction, most commonly used for calves contouring, the incisions are closed after fat removal and the procedure is complete.
Am I a Strong Candidate for Calves Contouring?
There are several aspects to think about when considering undergoing calf contouring. This procedure is most beneficial to individuals who meet the following criteria:
- Excess fat in the lower leg or calf
- “Permanently swollen” look to the ankle
- Lack of definition between the thigh, calf, and ankle
- Generally healthy
- At a stable weight, healthy or only slightly overweight
- Pleased with most other areas of the body
If you can relate to one or more of those factors, you may be a strong candidate for calves contouring. Many people report that the procedure was life-changing and simply resulted in the appearance that seemed impossible with diet and exercise. Call our office today to learn more about your options for calves contouring.
How Much Does Calves Contouring Cost?
Unfortunately, there is no one set cost for calves contouring. The cost is dependent on the amount of contouring needed, the size and shape of the existing calves and your desired results. Fortunately, the cost can be determined with accuracy by our doctor at your initial consultation. On all body contouring procedures, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express® and Discover®. We also offer financing options via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM for your convenience.
Calves contouring can improve your silhouette in clothes and your confidence when exposing your legs. This innovative procedure truly does make shapely legs a reality for almost anyone. If you live in or around Bloomfield, Essex County or Morristown and are looking into calves contouring, contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery® in Montclair, NJ, today to set up an appointment.